Cost of living in Mexico City, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Mexico City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 50,030
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 27,569
  • Mexico City is the 2nd most expensive city in Mexico (2 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is more expensive than in 71% of cities in Latin America (11 out of 34)
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is cheaper than in 76% of cities in the World (152 out of 200)

List of prices in Mexico City, Mexico. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 215
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 112
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 47
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 21
12 eggs, large Mex$ 37
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 73
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 38
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 242
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 29
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 24,904
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 14,239
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 994
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 17,826
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 8,215
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 686
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 349
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 6,700
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,944
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 103
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 101
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 908
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 708
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,593
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,133
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 371,943
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 19
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 418
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 77
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 86
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 153
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 662
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 72
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 61
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 35
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 307
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 391
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 170
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,131
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 857
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 148
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 69
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 47
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 8,905
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.19
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,493
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 66
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,772 prices entered by 322 different people.
Latest price update: January 25, 2021

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Mexico City position in our World Ranking

the world
152nd
out of 200
latin america
11th
out of 34
mexico
2nd
out of 8

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